US

Traffic moves slowly across the Golden Gate Bridge in the high winds and rain Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in this view from Sausalito, Calif.  A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting outages are widespread across the Bay Area due to weather, but officials weren't immediately available to give a specific number of outages.

Eric Risberg/AP

Traffic moves slowly across the Golden Gate Bridge in the high winds and rain on Thursday, in this view from Sausalito, California. A storm expected to be one of the worst in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power and delaying travel by air, train and ferry.

U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Tyler Corrington of Hastings, Minn. competes in the saddle bronc riding during the fifth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas

David Becker/Las Vegas Review Journal/AP

Tyler Corrington of Hastings, Minnesota competes in the saddle bronco riding during the fifth go-round of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas

A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

Stephen Lam/Reuters

A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

***BESTPIX*** Protesters In Miami Hold A "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Demonstration In Wake Of Recent Grand Jury Verdicts

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Demonstrators march through the Wynwood neighbourhood to protest against police abuse, in Miami, Florida. The protest was one of many that have taken place nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.

Demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts

Brian Snyder/Reuters

A demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston

A NYPD policeman reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York

Eric Thayer/Reuters

A NYPD policeman (R) reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York December 3, 2014. A New York City grand jury decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed unarmed black man Garner with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident

The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington...The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 28, 2014.

Larry Downing/Reuters

The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 27, 2014.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday morning

A protester takes refuge from snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri

Adrees Latif/Reuters

A protester takes refuge from snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri. The streets of Ferguson, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

A homeless man sits under a sign giving directions to the White House

Mladen AntonovAFP/Getty Images

A homeless man sits under a sign giving directions to the White House at the entrance of the McPherson Metro Station in Washington DC

Amanda Ashe of Oakland faces off with a police officer during a demonstration in Oakland, California

Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Amanda Ashe of Oakland, left, ‘faces off’ with a police officer during the second night of demonstrations in Emeryville, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida.

Alan Youngblood/The Ocala Star-Banner/AP

Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida.

Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

John Normile/Getty Images

Residents attempt to remove deep snow from a rooftop in Lakeview, Buffalo, New York. Record snowfall over 24 hours closed a 100-mile section of the New York State Thruway as well as other main roads around Buffalo

A blue herring walks along the beach at sunset in Orange Beach Alabama.

Brynn Anderson/AP

A blue herring walks along the beach at sunset in Orange Beach Alabama.

An employee with the City of Dubuque Park Division gets in position to cut down a branch of a tree being removed from Washington Square Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 in Dubuque, Iowa

Dave Kettering/The Telegraph Herald/AP

An employee with the City of Dubuque Park Division gets in position to cut down a branch of a tree being removed from Washington Square on Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa

Tyler Lewis practices Parkour as the sun sets over the downtown area of Seattle, Washington.  Parkour which originated from France in the 1980's was developed as a military obstacle course training and is becoming a recognized sport with competitions and events around the world.

Mark Ralston/AFP

Tyler Lewis practises Parkour in downtown Seattle, Washington. Parkour originated in France in the 1980s as military obstacle course training and has now become a recognised sport

Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on November 7, 2014 in New York City. The 13-ton tree will be illuminated on December 3 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933. The owners of the land that the tree was cut from intend to donate its wood to build homes for Habitat for Humanity following the Christmas season.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on Friday in New York City

Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Building while it undergoes repairs in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Republicans roared back in the midterm elections on Tuesday, capturing control of the Senate from Democrats, winning crucial governor races and solidifying their majority in the U.S. House.

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Building while it undergoes repairs in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday. Republicans roared back in the midterm elections on Tuesday night, capturing control of the Senate from the Democrats

Election...The media sets up on the risers before Democrat Tom Wolf's rally in the Utz Arena of the York Expo Center in York, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

Jason Plotkin/AP

The media sets up on the risers before Democrat Tom Wolf’s rally in the Utz Arena of the York Expo Center in York Pennsylvania.